If this were fiction, no one would believe that the head of the CIA could be that dumb. And not only that—Broadwell assumed that her “anonymous” message to Kelly could not be traced! What planet are these people from?
For the past fifteen years I have preached (mostly to deaf ears) that the only fairly secure way to communicate secrets are (a) to use postal mail, and (2) to shred the letters after reading.
Note to Kelly:
In the future, send your threats only by mail. Handle the paper and envelope with rubber gloves. Use water, not saliva, when you close the flap. Drop in an outdoor mailbox far from home. One with no TV surveillance.
Note to Petraeus and Broadwell:
For various reasons, email is never secure.True, you were not actually sending the emails. Instead, using anonymous accounts, you merely composed messages and left them in a draft folder for the other to access. This is normally a secure way to communicate, but in this case FBI did find the accounts and all your messages were in plain text! It appears, therefore, that the lack of encryption seems to have brought you two down.
Note to all readers:
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